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Explain and comment on any factors related to organizational culture and innovation within Mattel’s setting that might have influenced the company in a more positive direction.

Course eTextbook: Jones, G. R. (2013). Organizational theory, design, and change (7th ed.) [VitalSource version]. Retrieved from https://online.vitalsource.com/#/books/9780133468014

 

 

Unit II Essay

 

Identify the major stakeholders in your organization (or one with which you are familiar). Analyze the top-management structure (as explained in Chapter 2), investigate and enumerate the code of ethics (written or not written), and explain the ethical stance of all stakeholders involved in the organization. Identify the relationship among any reward systems and organizational goals and what positive or negative effect there is on employee productivity. Cite concepts and ideas from Chapter 2 to compliment your work.

Your paper should be at least two pages in length, not including the title page or reference page. You are required to use at least Chapter 2 of your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations in the proper APA format.

 

Unit III Case Study

Sony

 

Read and reflect on the case study about Sony on page 119 of the course textbook. Consider the CEO’s reorganization. What environmental constructs were involved? Why did the CEO have to adapt, control, and reduce uncertainty? Identify the mechanistic versus organic structures and how contingency theory was or was not applied in this case study.

Your paper should be at least two pages in length, not including the title page or reference page. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

Unit IV Case Study

Xerox

 

Read and reflect on the case study involving the CEO of Xerox on page 145 of your textbook. In a two-to-three- page, APA formatted paper, describe the principles of the bureaucratic structure. Explain why flattening hierarchies and empowering teams is a strategy. Analyze what divisional structures are presented (product, geographic, and market). Conclude with your thoughts on how organizational design models and structures impact organizational development.

Your paper should be at least two pages in length, not including the title page or reference page. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

Unit V Essay

Organizational Technology Essay

 

Read and reflect on Chapter 9 in the course textbook, and compose a persuasive 500-700 word essay linking organizational technology, value, and strategy. You may use a real-life organization you have researched (or worked for) in order to illustrate your argument. Cite the textbook and at least one article using the CSU Online Library database to support your paper’s main ideas. Use section headers to share your findings, and persuade readers on the following topics:

 Identify three kinds of technology in an organization.

 Explain how different types of technology create different competencies.

 Describe how technology impacts organizational culture.

 Explain how technology can help organizational effectiveness.

 Relate how technology can propel an organization’s global expansion strategies.

Your paper should be 500-700 words in length, not including the title page or reference page. You are required to cite

Chapters 8 and 9 of your textbook and at least one article from the CSU Online Library. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying in-text citations in the proper APA format.

 

Unit VI Case Study

Nike

 

Read the case study, Nike, on pages 301-302 in your textbook, and compose a persuasive 500-700 word essay that includes the following:

 Describe ways that Nike could use at least two change techniques described in Chapter 10 to improve

effectiveness.

 Based on the case study information, explain which stage in the organizational life cycle Nike is experiencing (and NOT experiencing), citing ideas from Chapter 11.

Your paper should be 500-700 words in length, not including the title page or reference page. You are required to cite Chapters 10 and 11 of your textbook and at least one article from the CSU Online Library. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying in-text citations in the proper APA format.

 

Unit VII Case Study

How Mattel’s Barbie Lost the War against the Bratz Doll

 

Read the case study, How Mattel’s Barbie Lost the War against the Bratz Doll, on pages 361-362 in the course textbook, and compose a persuasive 500-700 word essay that includes the following:

 Explain why Mattel’s managers were able to slowly change decision making over time and what kinds of cognitive

errors contributed.

 Explain and comment on any factors related to organizational culture and innovation within Mattel’s setting that might have influenced the company in a more positive direction.

Your paper should be 500-700 words in length, not including the title page or reference page. You are required to cite Chapters 12 and 13 of your textbook and at least one article from the CSU Online Library. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying in-text citations in the proper APA format.

 

Unit VIII Case Study

Politics at Walt Disney

 

Read the case study, Politics at Walt Disney, on page 414 of the course textbook, and write a 1000-1500 word essay with two high-level section headers:

  1. Conflict, Politics, and Conflict Resolution (In this section, answer the questions on page 414.)
  2. Effects of Power on Organizational Structure (In this section, include discussion that:
  3. identifies sources and effects of power on organizational structure, and
  4. recommends how to evaluate organizational design/strategy in a global operations environment.)

 

Your paper should be 1000-1500 words in length, not including the title page or reference page. You are required to cite Chapter 14 and various other chapters in your textbook and at least one article from the CSU Online Library. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying in-text citations in the proper APA format


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